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Field Application Specialist

Field Product Specialist

Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher for Chromatin3D ITN

Research Assistant - Fragmentation & Sonication Technologies

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Field Application Specialist

Diagenode is an international biotech company that develops and commercializes innovative instruments and reagents systems for life science research and molecular diagnostics.

Diagenode, the leader in the field of epigenetics, provides full solutions for your chromatin immunoprecipitation and DNA methylation research. Our products include sonication instruments (Bioruptor®), automated systems (IP-Star®), kits for chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and DNA methylation analysis, and high quality antibodies. Our goal is to make epigenetics research accessible and to ensure consistent data in every experiment.

Founded in 2003, the Group is headquartered in Liege (Belgium), with a subsidiary in Denville, NJ, USA.

For its Epigenetics division and reporting to the Head of sales & global marketing, Diagenode is looking for a highly motivated Field Application Specialist (H/F) :

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure installation, training and maintenance of the automation solutions at customer’s site
  • Together with the R&D team, participate to the design and development of applications for the products
  • Together with the R&D team, ensure technical support prior to the sale, installation and after-sales service
  • Support the sales organization by providing in-depth information about the products and its applications
  • Provide technical and qualitative validation of products for sale during launch phases on the market, also provides solutions to specific customer requirements
  • Participate actively in the development and writing of technical documentation
  • Perform molecular biology experiments, especially in epigenetics, during product demonstrations at customer’s.

Required qualifications

  • Master degree in engineering, biology or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of proven experience in a similar function in sales and/or customer support
  • Fluent in French and English, German is a plus
  • Proficient with standard computer-based tools
  • Customer oriented
  • Enthusiasm for working in team, autonomous
  • well-organized, rigorous, independent with a spirit of initiative
  • International exposure, flexible (50% abroad - EU/ROW)

Location
Diagenode headquarters in Liege

Contract
Permanent contract

In addition to a highly interactive and stimulating environment, Diagenode also provides competitive salaries. Diagenode is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity throughout its workforce.

If you are interested, please send your application with a full detailed CV and a motivation letter, by email only, to job@diagenode.com


Field Product Specialist

For its Epigenetics division and under the supervision of Head of sales & global marketing, Diagenode is looking for a highly motivated Field Product Specialist (H/F):

Key responsibilities

  • Assist the Account Managers during customers visit, providing technical expertise, understanding customers’ needs and providing complete solutions to achieve sales;
  • During the launch phase, assist the Account Managers to present the new products and services;
  • Interact with high level decision makers and top management to develop important business relationships;
  • Together with the Account Managers, make technical presentations at customer’s site about Diagenode’s products and services;
  • Be present at conferences with the goal to grow our customer base;
  • As a result of the sales activity, develop relationship with Key Opinion Leaders that can support Diagenode’s business and reputation;
  • Collect information from the market (customers) about opportunities for product improvements and new products.

Required qualifications

  • Training in both life sciences and business-marketing
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a sales function, preferably with sales of instruments and reagents
  • A strong scientific background in Genomics. Experience in Epigenetics is a plus
  • Proven experience in a similar function
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Proficient with standard computer-based tools
  • Oriented electronic communication (webinars, emailing, Web based collaborative tools, skype, …)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively, innovative, autonomous
  • well-organized, rigorous, independent with a spirit of initiative, acute business sense
  • Flexible (30-50% abroad - EU/ROW)

Location
Germany
Frequent visits to Diagenode headquarters in Liege

Contract
Permanent contract

In addition to a highly interactive and stimulating environment, Diagenode also provides competitive salaries. Diagenode is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity throughout its workforce.

If you are interested, please send your application with a full detailed CV and a motivation letter, by email only, to job@diagenode.com


Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher for Chromatin3D ITN

Diagenode is seeking an Early Stage Researchers (ESR) for a three years term contract as part of the Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) Chromatin3D (European Training Networks (ETN) type).

The scope of this ITN at Diagenode is to develop an optimized method for the isolation of chromatin from fixed cells compatible with mass-spectrometry analysis of protein complexes. An approach for the comprehensive investigation of DNA-binding proteins with in vivo formaldehyde cross-linking will be developed. After the cross-linking reaction, cell nuclei will be isolated, and chromatin will be sheared and immunoprecipitated with specific antibodies for proteins with a great interest to the network’s partners. The DNA-protein complexes will be subsequently purified and the cross-linking will be reversed to release the DNA-binding proteins. DNA will be utilized for massive parallel sequencing and the purified DNA-binding proteins will be digested in solution using trypsin and will be interrogated by LC-MS/MS. By optimizing this method, we will be able to identify the protein partners that a specific protein is interacting with within a specific DNA region either co-ordinately or separately.

Diagenode is providing an excellent opportunity to have access to a range of cutting-edge methodologies to enable the application of integrated multidisciplinary strategies to analyze epigenetic phenomena. The ESR will acquire experience and expertise in a variety of disciplines, including molecular, cellular and developmental biology, genomics, bioinformatics, chromatin dynamics and epigenetics. We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with a background in Biology or other relevant field with excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, a team player. Track records in epigenetics and mass spectrometry will be an asset. Other important qualifications include a commitment to scientific excellence, an appreciation for the balance between technology platform execution and development, and the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems. This work will be out of the scope of a PhD.

Eligibility criteria for ESRs are strictly imposed in Marie-Curie projects:

  • Candidates can only apply for a position in a country different from the one lived in for most of the time in the last three years. At the time of recruitment by the host organization, researchers should not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.
  • At the time of recruitment by the host organization, ESRs of any nationality should be within four years of the diploma granting them access to doctorate studies at the time of recruitment (i.e. MSc) and shall not hold a doctoral degree.

Location
The ESR will join the R&D department at Diagenode Headquarters in Liège, Belgium

Job Application
Applications should be submitted to job[AT]diagenode.com as well as the Chromatin3D project manager (manager[AT]chromatin3d.eu). Please indicate “Chromatin3D-ITN ESR application” in the subject line of your e-mail. Applications must include one motivation letter and a Curriculum Vitae and must be sent before the 1st June 2015.


Research Assistant - Fragmentation & Sonication Technologies

Diagenode provides advanced sample preparation systems for life science. Our sample prep technologies (Bioruptor® sonicators and Megaruptor®) support a wide variety of applications including Next-Generation DNA sequencing, Proteomics and Epigenetic studies (eg. ChIP assays). Diagenode is also a leading developer of innovative tools such as kits and antibodies for the Epigenetic community.

The successful applicant will get the opportunity to be part of an important and diverse Research and Development group. He/she will assist with research into various sample preparation instrument test studies from conception to results analysis. He/she will be able for traveling abroad for on-site instrument demo and installation.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Set up, develop and improve protocols and operation procedures for various sample preparation instruments (Bioruptor® and Megaruptor®)
  • Evaluate new sonicator prototypes and establish the correponding test procedures
  • Conduct various QC tests and failure analysis of such systems
  • Maintain testing equipment, consumables and facilities
  • Ensure that all documentation and databases are in place
  • Assist in the customer technical support

Education and Experience

Required
  • Master degree or equivalent in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Bioengineering/Biomedical or equivalent
  • English: Fluent verbal and written
Preferred
  • 1 year experience in the related field

Key Competencies

  • Well organised and meticulous
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Lab work that will involve standard molecular biology techniques (eg qPCR, PCR, DNA purification)
  • Data collection and documentation using various informatic tools
  • Initiative
  • Team worker
  • Communicative
  • Autonomous

Location
Diagenode Headquarters in Liège, Belgium

Contract
Permanent contract

In addition to a highly interactive and stimulating environment, Diagenode also provides competitive salaries. Diagenode is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity throughout its workforce.

If you are interested, please send your application with a full detailed CV and a motivation letter, by email only, to job@diagenode.com